Behind every great relationship are difficult and uncomfortable conversations we rarely get to see. Great relationships don’t just fall into our laps. They require people to move through their fears and insecurities and do the hard work to move wounds into healing.
— Vienna Pharaon

Couple therapy is not only intended for ailing relationships but can also help to build stronger relationships overall and a healthier way to cope with issues as they arise. The purpose of couple counselling is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to allow for a discussion of issues that allows for acknowledgment and progress to be made. The psychologist allows each person to express feelings needs and desires and identify components of a healthy relationship and which need strengthening and development.  Psychologists’ at The Flourish Project utilise The Gottman approach, a scientifically sound method, to assist couples in achieving a greater sense of understanding, respect, awareness and empathy towards each other. In doing so, couples experience an increase in intimacy, affection and interpersonal growth.

A common fear before going to see a psychologist as a couple is that the psychologist will take the side of the other person in the relationship.  Rest assured that this will not occur as the psychologist has one clear responsibility and that is to the relationship and in helping the relationship to flourish.

If however, a decision has been taken to end a relationship, talking to a psychologist can also be helpful in helping to negotiate a compassionate ending.

Pre-Marriage/Commitment Counselling

Committing to another person and/or getting married take a great deal of energy and preparation but often we attend to the practical side of things. Rent, mortgage, joint or separate bank accounts, seating arrangements, bills, the lists go on and on. However when marriages or unions end it is often not because of the flower arrangement chosen, or which bank to have a joint account in, but the lack of psychological preparation. For a successful union we need to understand ourselves and our partner, our past, where difficulties may arise, how to work through them and how to love each other through this. We need to arm ourselves with right mindset as we embark on this journey.

Working with an experienced psychologist in this specific areas allows a unique opportunity to maturely work through the issues a couple may face and set up a blueprint of how to deal with issues when they arise. A pre-marriage/pre-commitment counselling session allows both parties to look into their pasts, consider what dynamics they may be bringing into the relationship and how to best to manage and deal with their own dynamics and that of their partners as they embark on a new phase of life. More sessions can always be arranged if required but this session provides a solid start.


Our Psychologists

Our team of psychologists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and other leading professional bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Session Information

You may call or email us to arrange a session with one of our highly qualified psychologists at one of either our city or Payneham location, or online. We will be in touch to confirm your appointment time and date for your initial session and further instructions and information. Sessions are 60 minutes in duration and the fee is  $160 (registered psychologist) or $200 (clinical and principal psychologists) which is payable at the time of your appointment. Please note that our fees are lower than the Australian Psychological Society’s recommended fee of $251 for a standard 45 to 60 minute consultation (2018/2019).

Location

Sessions take place by appointment at our therapy rooms at either our city location: 206 Hutt Street, Adelaide and 35 Portrush, Payneham or online using the Zoom platform.

Cancellation

Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged 50% of the appointment fee. We send SMS reminders of all appointments but understand that life happens, and we are happy to reschedule your appointment we just ask for some notice.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for purchase in store or by giving us a call.

Questions

If you have any questions, please phone us on 0411 043 400 or email us hello@theflourishproject.com